5 Resin Projects Perfect for Beginners

5 Resin Projects Perfect for Beginners

Feb 21, 2024

Resin art has become extremely popular as a creative hobby in recent years. This unique medium allows artists to make amazing pieces with its special properties and versatility. One of the best things about resin projects is that they don't require a lot of supplies, so they're accessible to anyone who wants to get creative. You don't need any previous experience or artistic skills to start. Resin art allows beginners to play around, learn, and make beautiful things.

If you're new to resin art and want to try it, consider joining a resin art workshop to get hands-on experience and guidance from experienced artists who can teach you different techniques and help you find your style. Now, let's explore some exciting resin projects for beginners.

DIY Resin Keychains

Resin keychains are a great choice for a beginner DIY craft project. Not only do they let you express your creativity, but they also result in unique accessories you can use or give as gifts. To make resin keychains, you'll need a few supplies: epoxy resin, silicone moulds, mixing cups, stirring sticks, and optional embellishments like glitter or small charms. The outcome will be clear and glossy keychains in various shapes or designs of your choice. Here's how you can make your resin keychains:

  1. Prepare the Resin: Follow the instructions on the resin packaging to mix the resin and hardener properly. Stir until they are thoroughly combined.
  2. Add Colour: Mix a few drops of pigments or alcohol inks in your resin mixture to make your keychains more colourful and beautiful.
  3. Pour the Resin: Take your silicone moulds and carefully pour the resin mixture into them, filling them up until they are about three-quarters full.
  4. Add Personalised Touches: This is where you can get creative! Before the resin sets, press small charms, initials, or any other decorative elements you like into it.
  5. Remove any Bubbles: Use a heat gun or blowtorch on low heat to eliminate any air bubbles that may have formed on top of the resin surface.
  6. Let it Cure: Allow sufficient time for the keychains to cure based on the guidelines provided with your specific brand of resin. Typically, this process takes around 24-48 hours.
  7. Attach Keychain Rings: Once the keychains are fully cured, remove them from the moulds and attach them to keychain rings.

Resin Coasters

Resin coasters are a delightful and practical project that can make wonderful homemade gifts. These coasters protect surfaces and add a touch of elegance to any room. When creating resin coasters, you can design them to complement any decor. Whether you prefer vibrant colours, mesmerising swirls, or captivating patterns, resin coasters offer endless possibilities. The final result is a set of glossy, one-of-a-kind coasters that can be personalised to suit any style. Step-by-step tutorial to create resin coasters:

  1. First, mix the resin according to the instructions.
  2. Then, add alcohol ink to produce stunning designs.
  3. Swirl the colours together using a toothpick or stir stick to create captivating and individualised patterns on each coaster.
  4. After pouring the resin, use a torch or heat gun to eliminate air bubbles and achieve a flawless, glass-like finish.
  5. Consider incorporating metallic leaf flakes, glitter, or even small pressed flowers into your resin coasters to make them unique.

Canvas Abstract Resin Art

Abstract resin art on canvas is a beautiful and versatile project that allows beginners to explore their creativity and create stunning artwork. Combining resin and acrylic paints will enable you to achieve unique abstract effects with vibrant colours, depth, and dimension. Here's how you can create your abstract resin art canvas:

  1. Gather your Materials: Canvas (any size you prefer), epoxy resin, acrylic paints, mixing cups and sticks, heat gun or blowtorch, protective gloves and apron.
  2. Prepare your Workspace: Cover your work surface with plastic or a disposable tablecloth to prevent spills. Set up good ventilation as resin can discharge fumes.
  3. Mix the Resin: Follow the instructions on the resin packaging to mix the appropriate amount of resin and hardener in a mixing cup. Stir the mixture gently but thoroughly, ensuring no streaks or bubbles.
  4. Add Acrylic Paints: Pour small amounts of acrylic paint into separate mixing cups. Experiment with different colour combinations and intensities to create your desired palette.
  5. Pour the Resin: Pour a thin layer of clear resin onto the canvas, evenly covering the entire surface.
  6. Apply the Acrylic Paints: Drop small amounts of your chosen paint colours onto the wet resin layer. Use a stir stick or palette knife to gently swirl and blend the colours, creating interesting patterns and designs.
  7. Add Layers: Repeat pouring a thin layer of clear resin onto the previous layer and apply acrylic paints on top of each new resin layer. Allow each layer to partially cure before adding another. This technique adds depth and dimension to your artwork.
  8. Create Texture: Use a heat gun or blowtorch to gently move the resin and create texture or movement in your artwork.
  9. Let it Cure: Follow the resin manufacturer's instructions for curing time and allow your artwork to cure undisturbed in a dust-free environment.

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Resin Jewellery Tray

This project involves crafting a small tray using resin, perfect for holding jewellery, trinkets, or small accessories. The final result is a glossy and durable tray with custom designs. Resin jewellery trays are functional crafts and make for stunning and personalised decor pieces. Here's a quick overview of creating your resin jewellery tray:

  1. Prepare the Mold: Select a silicone mould in the desired shape and size for your jewellery dish.
  2. Mix the Resin: Follow the instructions to mix and tint the resin according to your preferences.
  3. Pouring and Setting: Carefully pour the resin into the mould and allow it to set partially before adding any decorative elements.
  4. Embed Decorative Elements: Embed dried flowers, glitter, gold leaf flakes, or other small decorative items into the partially set resin.
  5. Final Cure: Let the resin fully cure according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Ocean-Inspired Resin Wave Art

If you love nature or find the ocean fascinating, making ocean-inspired resin wave art is a project you'll enjoy. This activity allows you to capture the movement and calmness of waves in a beautiful artwork. Here's how you can make your own ocean-inspired resin wave art:

  1. Prepare your Materials: Gather all the supplies you'll need for this project, including a wooden panel, sandpaper, sealant, resin, pigments (in different shades of blue and white), mixing containers, stirring sticks or toothpicks, a heat gun or blowtorch, and gloves.
  2. Prep your Wooden Panel: Start by sanding it until it's smooth. Then, apply a coat of sealant to protect the wood from the resin.
  3. Mix your Coloured Resin: Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to mix your resin correctly. Divide the mixed resin into separate containers and add different shades of blue and white pigments to each container. Stir well to ensure the colours are evenly distributed.
  4. Apply the Base Layer: Pour a layer of clear resin onto your prepared wooden panel as the base layer.
  5. Create Movement: Use a heat gun or blowtorch to create movement in the resin by blowing air over its surface. This will mimic the swirling patterns seen in ocean waves.
  6. Shape the Waves: Pour small amounts of coloured resin onto the base layer, following the natural flow of waves. Use a stirring stick or toothpick to manipulate the resin and create wave-like shapes.
  7. Build-up Layers: Add more layers of coloured resin on top of each other, allowing each layer to partially cure before adding the next one. This technique adds depth and dimension to your artwork.
  8. Final Curing: Once you're satisfied with the wave effect and any added textures, let the resin fully cure based on the manufacturer's instructions.

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Now that you have explored five beginner-friendly resin projects, it's time to start your resin art journey. These projects are perfect for beginners and serve as a great foundation for exploring more advanced techniques in resin art.

Remember, the beauty of resin art lies in its uniqueness and personal touch. Have fun, and let your imagination run! Feel free to experiment with different materials, colours, and ideas. Each project is an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively.

If you want to learn and explore resin arts and crafts, Contact Us on Arts Shala today for workshops and courses where you can learn more about resin art through hands-on experience and expert guidance.
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